Wild Garlic on Eigg

Wild Garlic
grows in the deciduous woodland on Eigg

  • The House
  • Out of Season
  • The Tophouse Picture Gallery

About the Tophouse

The house dates from the 1820's, and has been improved many times since, most recently in 2009 when a new porch, with a shower room and a WC off it, was built. However it retains many original features. The thick stone exterior walls, now clad internally in wooden panelling, are original, while the gables were built up and chimneys and first floor inserted in the 1920s.


The roomy accommodation is ideally suited for a family holiday. It consists of a large entrance porch with shower room with WC. A washing machine is plumbed in one corner. Off the hall is a kitchen/dining room with a fridge, double-drainer sink, fitted cupboards, a gas cooker and a multi-fuel enclosed stove with back boiler, which provides ample hot water, over which is a drying rack. The sitting room opens off the other end of the hall with a multi-fuel enclosed stove and furnished with two comfortable settees and chairs as well as a chest of drawers containing games for wet days. There is an extensive library which will give you an insight into Eigg; its history, archaeology, nature and traditions. There is a Wi-Fi connection which also powers an internet 'phone, allowing you to make calls free of charge within the UK and Europe. A nursery fireguard is stored behind one of the settees. A small bedroom with double bed and chest of drawers leads off the sitting room. Electricity, and coal for both fires, is included in the rent.


Up a rather steep, traditional, staircase there are two bedrooms with sea views; one with a double (4'6") bed, two chest of drawers, the other with three single beds and a chest of drawers. A cot is stored under one of the beds and can be erected if required. The bathroom, with bath, wash-basin and WC is also upstairs.

Linen, including towels, is supplied free of charge.

There is a fenced garden in front of the house with panoramic views over the sea to Rum and on a clear day to the outer isles, with two paved areas and picnic table.

The Top House in WinterVisiting out of Season

"A visit to Eigg in the Winter can be very special"

The Tophouse is suited to visitors at all times of the year. The efficient multi-fuel stoves ensure that the house is always warm. Eigg offers out-of-season visitors some rare delights. The long shadows of the winter sunshine on the cinnamon bracken and the autumn and winter colours make this a very special time of year

Winter Sailings

Cal Mac run a winter timetable from the October till March.

MV Sheerwater does not run during the winter season.

If you are planning a trip outside the main holiday season, do plan your visit carefully to fit in with the winter ferrry timetable.



Further views of the house and facilities

The DIning Room       The Sitting Room
The Kitchen/Dining Room
The Sitting Room
The Shower Room       The Porch with a view of An Sgurr
Downstairs Shower Room
Porch with View of An Sgurr
Master Bedroom       Bedroom for three
Master Bedroom
Bedroom for three
Bluebells at the Tophouse       The fenced front garden
Bluebells at the Tophouse
Fenced Front Garden
The Kildonan Garlic Woods      
Sunset over Rum
A walk through the garlic woods at Kildonnan

Sunset over rum May 2012

Sunset from the Singing Sands  

Basalt Cliffs on East of the Island

Sunset over Rum May 2012
Basalt Cliffs on east side of the Island
Dolphin from Sheerwater       Kitchen at Croft No 6
Dolphins are frequently seen in the seas between the mainland and Eigg
A new museum of crofting life is being created just down the road from the Tophouse